Deconstructing a (Self)Portrait Photo Shoot

Deconstructing a (Self)Portrait Photo Shoot

Prepping, Posing & Possibilities Fall is here. A new school year has just begun. So, let's talk portraits, self-portraits, and the need to update profile pics. In this post I'll talk about self-portraiture, but this can apply to any portrait photography session, too. Before you begin thinking about a portrait or self-portrait photo shoot, or [...]

Dark Mood in Photography

Dark Mood in Photography

As I often find myself on the darker side of life, I also capture images that evoke a darker, more somber mood. Today I'd like to share a few examples of dark-mood photography, as well as a few links to some of my previous posts about capturing mood in photography. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCuF43hDrn2/ Here are a few [...]

Of Masks, Halloween and Coronavirus Pandemic

Of Masks, Halloween and Coronavirus Pandemic

Who's ready for Halloween this Covid-19 year? Not me, but then again, I've never been a fan of this particular holiday, not really. I've photographed and been part of Halloween-themed shows in NYC. Also, I used to photograph vampires and even had some images featured in a local show, in 2014; years ago I even [...]

Coronavirus…a Blessing in Disguise?

Coronavirus…a Blessing in Disguise?

Can you still recall how excited you were about the beginning of the year? Can you still recall your New Year's resolutions? Have you had a chance or strength or motivation to accomplish any of those resolutions? And how about that 2020 vision? Maybe "plagued" might be a more appropriate word to describe this year. [...]

Creative Work and Covid-19

Creative Work and Covid-19

Questions creatives might ask themselves in a time of Coronavirus pandemic Sometimes I think that this pandemic is a blessing in disguise, to some extent and in some strange way, that is. Coronavirus pandemic has really brought into focus many aspects of our lives and issues in our lives. As I might have mentioned in [...]

Photographing (People) During Coronavirus Pandemic?

Photographing (People) During Coronavirus Pandemic?

What to consider if/when resuming photographing people this Covid-19 summer? It's mid-July and Coronavirus is still very much with us. While some states have made significant progress "flattening the curve," others, not so much. Regardless of the state, Coronavirus is still everywhere in the air, invisible to the naked eye, and deadly. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBOgqwtjl4g/ "Under the [...]

Photography: My First Mentor

Photography: My First Mentor

How and why I got interested in photography, in particular black-and-white photography and self-portraiture You might already know that I'm a writer and photographer. While these days I do both writing and photography, writing came first. Then, I discovered photography. My interest in photography truly started when stumbling upon the work of award-winning, legally blind [...]